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Julian Lennon

Julian Lennon (Liverpool, 8 april 1963), geboren John Charles Julian Lennon, is een Brits muzikant, zanger en songwriter. Hij is de enige zoon van John Lennon en Cynthia Powell. Zijn peetoom was de voormalige Beatles-manager, Brian Epstein. Zijn uiterlijk deed met name in zijn jonge jaren zeer sterk denken aan dat van zijn beroemde vader. Julian Lennon heeft als muzikant altijd in de schaduw gestaan van zijn vader, die de familie verliet toen hij nog jong was. Julian had in Groot-Brittannië een paar hits, onder andere 'Too Late for Goodbyes' (1984) en 'Saltwater' (1991). Er wordt gezegd dat Julian de naam aan het lied 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds' heeft gegeven - hij gebruikte deze omschrijving voor een tekening die hij had gemaakt van een klasgenootje van hem, Lucy Vodden. Lucy stierf aan de slepende ziekte Lupus in 2009 en sindsdien is Lennon beschermheer van de St. Thomas Lupus Trust dat onderzoek naar deze ziekte financiert. Later schreef Paul McCartney het lied 'Hey Jude' voor hem. Het nummer heette eerst Hey Jules, maar Jude klonk beter (vooral volgens vader John). 'Good Night', een lied van het White Album, is een lied dat John voor zijn zoon schreef.
Julian Lennon was named after his paternal grandmother, Julia Lennon, who died five years before his birth. The Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, was his godfather. Lennon was educated at Ruthin School, a boarding independent school in the town of Ruthin in Denbighshire in North Wales. When Julian was five years old in 1968, his parents divorced following his father's infidelity with Japanese multimedia artist Yoko Ono. John Lennon married Ono on 20 March 1969. Julian would later have a younger half-brother, Sean Lennon. After his parents' divorce, Julian had almost no contact with his father until the early 1970s when, at the request of his father's then-girlfriend, May Pang (Yoko Ono and Lennon had temporarily separated), he began to visit his father regularly. John Lennon bought him a Gibson Les Paul guitar and a drum machine for Christmas 1973 and encouraged his interest in music by showing him some chords. Lennon made his musical debut at age 11 on his father's album Walls and Bridges playing drums on "Ya-Ya", later saying, "Dad, had I known you were going to put it on the album, I would've played much better!" In the sleeve notes in the album the song is credited to Julian Lennon “starring on drums” with “dad on piano”. Lennon enjoyed immediate success with his debut album, Valotte, released in 1984. Produced by Phil Ramone, it spawned two top 10 hits, (the title track and "Too Late for Goodbyes") and earned Lennon a nomination for the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1985. Music videos for the two hits were made by film director Sam Peckinpah and producer Martin Lewis. After the album's release, Paul McCartney sent Lennon a telegram wishing him good luck. His second album, 1986's The Secret Value of Daydreaming, was panned by critics. However, it reached number 32 on the Billboard 200 chart and produced the single "Stick Around", which was Lennon's first number-one single on the US Album Rock Tracks chart. He recorded the song "Because", previously recorded by The Dave Clark Five, in the UK for Clark's 1986 musical Time. On 1 April 1987, Julian Lennon appeared as the Baker in Mike Batt's musical The Hunting of the Snark (based on Lewis Carroll's poem). The all-star lineup included Roger Daltrey, Justin Hayward and Billy Connolly, with John Hurt as the narrator. The performance, a musical benefit at London's Royal Albert Hall in aid of the deaf, was attended by the Duchess of York. In October the same year he performed with Chuck Berry. Although Lennon never achieved the same level of success in the US as he had enjoyed with Valotte, his 1989 single "Now You're in Heaven" peaked at number 5 in Australia and gave him his second number 1 hit on the Album Rock Tracks chart in the US. In 1991, George Harrison played guitar on Lennon's album Help Yourself, which included the single "Saltwater" although he was not directly credited. The single "Saltwater" reached number 6 in the UK and topped the Australian singles charts for four weeks. During this time, Lennon contributed a cover of the Rolling Stones' "Ruby Tuesday" to the soundtrack of the television series The Wonder Years. Meer op wikipedia...

James McCartney

James McCartney (born 12 September 1977) is a British-American musician and songwriter. He is the only son of singer, songwriter, and former Beatle Paul McCartney. He has contributed to solo albums by his parents, including Flaming Pie (1997) and Driving Rain (2001) by Paul McCartney and Wide Prairie (1998) by Linda McCartney. He has released two EPs and two albums. His most recent, The Blackberry Train, was released on 6 May 2016. James Louis McCartney was born at Avenue Clinic in St John's Wood, London on 12 September 1977. He is the only son of songwriter and former Beatle Paul McCartney and his first wife Linda McCartney. He was named after both his paternal grandfather Jim McCartney and his father, whose full name is James Paul McCartney, as well as Linda's late mother, Louise Sara (Lindner) Eastman. His mother was Jewish, and his father is the son of a Catholic mother. He spent the first two and a half years of his life on the road while his parents toured with their band Wings. After the band broke up in 1980, the McCartneys settled in Rye, East Sussex. He attended the local state secondary school, the Thomas Peacocke Community College He has said his earliest inspiration to learn guitar was Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future. He began playing music when his father gave him a Fender Stratocaster at age nine. The guitar had previously been owned by Carl Perkins. On 17 April 1998, in Tucson, Arizona, James, along with his father and sisters, was at his mother's side when she died from breast cancer, which had been diagnosed in 1995. Later that year, he graduated from Bexhill College, near his home in East Sussex, where he pursued studies in A-level Art and Sculpture. James has played guitar and drums on some of his father's solo albums, including Flaming Pie (1997) and Driving Rain (2001), as well as co-writing a few songs. On Flaming Pie he has an electric guitar solo on the track "Heaven on a Sunday". On Driving Rain, he co-wrote the songs "Spinning on an Axis" and "Back in the Sunshine Again" with his father, and played percussion on the former track and guitar on the latter. He also plays lead guitar on his mother's posthumously released solo album, Wide Prairie (1998), which included tracks recorded privately over the previous twenty years. In 2004, he again left the McCartney family home and began living in a flat in Brighton, where he waited tables while he attended college and worked on his music. In 2005, he accompanied Paul during his 'US' Tour. Around 2008, he began working with David Kahne, his father, and a number of other musicians on recording his own music. He made his US performing debut with his own original solo material on 14 November 2009 at the Fairfield Arts & Convention Center, during the Fourth Annual David Lynch Weekend for World Peace and Meditation in Fairfield, Iowa. He performed under the pseudonym Light. Available Light was McCartney's first official release as both a performer and songwriter. The EP included four original songs composed by James as well as a cover of Neil Young's classic "Old Man". In addition to composing the songs and singing, he plays electric and acoustic guitar, mandolin, piano and bass on the recordings. Produced by David Kahne and Paul McCartney, the EP was recorded between Sussex, London and New York over the previous year, including Abbey Road Studios. He stated, "The music was inspired by The Beatles, Nirvana, The Cure, PJ Harvey, Radiohead—and all good music. It is basically rock n' roll, clean sounding and vocal. The words on the album refer to spirituality, love, family, trying to sort out one's life, and many other things." He previewed tracks from Available Light when he toured the UK for the first time in February and March 2010, though he at first performed under a pseudonym. The album was released electronically September 2010 on Blake Morgan's Engine Company Records, (now ECR Music Group) to positive reviews. Close at Hand, his second EP, was released in 2011. Meer op wikipwdia...

Dhani Harrison

Dhani Harrison (born 1 August 1978) is an English musician, composer and singer-songwriter. He is the only child of George and Olivia Harrison. Dhani debuted as a professional musician assisting in recording his father's final album, Brainwashed, and completing it with the assistance of Jeff Lynne after his father's death in November 2001. Harrison formed his own band, thenewno2, in 2002 and has performed at festivals, including Coachella, where Spin magazine dubbed their performance as one of the "best debut performances of the festival." The band also played Lollapalooza three times, with Harrison joining the festival's founder Perry Farrell on a cover of The Velvet Underground's "Sweet Jane" at 2010's event. In 2017, Harrison released his debut solo album IN///PARALLEL. The 2019 film IN///PARALIVE, showcases the live version of his debut solo album and was recorded in the round at Henson Studios in Los Angeles. Harrison's latest single, "Motorways (Erase It)", was described by Rolling Stone as "a psychedelic track with a robust beat". In 2013, Harrison launched his career as a composer. Alongside his writing partner Paul Hicks, Harrison scored the Warner Bros. movie Beautiful Creatures. Harrison has gone on to score the music for the TV show Good Girls Revolt, AMC's The Divide, Seattle Road, Learning to Drive, and for the Paul Giamatti–produced show Outsiders. In 2018, Harrison and his writing partner Hicks received a nomination for 'Best Music Score' at the International Documentary Association Awards for their work on the Sundance Film Festival Award Winning documentary Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. Most recently, Harrison wrote and recorded the title song for the Netflix original series Dogs and, along with Paul Hicks, scored the four-part HBO documentary series The Case Against Adnan Syed, the Bill Gates Netflix docuseries Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates, and the 2020 RZA movie Cut Throat City. Harrison's music collaborations span a diverse range of genres that have seen him tour with Eric Clapton, appear on the Wu-Tang Clan track "The Heart Gently Weeps", and join Pearl Jam live on stage several times over the years. One of Harrison's notable collaborations was in 2004 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where he appeared alongside Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Prince on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps", which was performed to mark the posthumous induction of his father. Harrison guests on the UNKLE album The Road: Part II/Lost Highway, and also appears on Perry Farrell's solo album, Kind Heaven. Harrison united with his long-time family friend Jeff Lynne when he opened for Jeff Lynne's ELO on the band's sold out 2019 North American summer tour. Harrison is named after the sixth and seventh notes of the Indian music scale, dha and ni. Dhani is also a raga in North Indian classical music. Harrison assisted his father in home recording sessions which eventually became part of the Brainwashed album project. In this process he gained experience in performing and production techniques. After his father's death in 2001, Harrison, in collaboration with Jeff Lynne, completed his father's final album, Brainwashed, which was released in 2002 and went on to win a Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, in "Marwa Blues", at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards in 2004. Harrison participated in the Concert for George on the first anniversary of his father's death. The concert was organized by Eric Clapton and featured some of his father's friends and collaborators, including former Beatles bandmates Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr as well as Clapton, Billy Preston, Ravi Shankar, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Jim Keltner, and Joe Brown. Harrison played backup acoustic guitar for most of the concert. Before the finale, Paul McCartney relayed to the audience, "Olivia said that with Dhani up on stage, it looks like George stayed young and we all got old", referencing the physical similarities between father and son. In 2004 Harrison appeared onstage with Tom Petty, Steve Winwood, Jeff Lynne, Prince and others for a performance of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" during his father's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Meer op wikipedia...

Zak Starkey

Zak Starkey (Londen, 13 september 1965) is sinds 1996 de drummer van de Britse rockband The Who. Verder heeft hij gewerkt met acts als Oasis, Johnny Marr, Icicle Works, the Waterboys, ASAP, en the Lightning Seeds. Hij is de eerste zoon van Ringo Starr (echte naam: Richard Starkey) en diens eerste vrouw, Maureen Cox. Starkey kreeg van zijn vader zijn eerste startersdrumstel, hoewel vaak wordt gezegd dat dit aan hem gegeven werd door zijn idool, Keith Moon van The Who. Moon gaf hem daarentegen wél zijn eerste professionele drumstel, eentje dat Moon zelf ook gebruikt had met The Who, en een paar drumlessen. Toen hij een jaar of acht was, raakte Starkey geïnteresseerd in muziek. Op zijn tiende begon hij zichzelf te leren drummen, nadat hij slechts één les had gekregen van zijn bekende vader, die nadrukkelijk niét wilde dat zijn zoon in zijn voetsporen zou treden. Hoewel Ringo de onontkoombare vaardigheden en dito talenten van zijn zoon prijst, zei hij dat hij Zak altijd had gezien als een advocaat of dokter en niet als een drummer zoals hijzelf. Op twaalfjarige leeftijd trad Starkey al op in pubs met een band. In zijn tienerjaren was Starkey een lid van de garageband The Next. Later werkte hij ook met de opnieuw bijeengekomen Spencer Davis Group. In 1985, kort nadat hij trouwde, gaf Starkey een muzikale versie van The Wind in the Willows (met Eddie Hardin) uit. Op 7 september 1985, een week voor zijn twintigste verjaardag, werd zijn dochter geboren. Door dit feit werd zijn vader, Ringo Starr, als eerste van de vier Beatles, grootvader. Starkey verloor in 1994 zijn moeder aan de gevolgen van leukemie, ondanks beenmergtransplantaties met hemzelf als donor. In 1996 verliet Starkey zijn band Face om een jeugddroom in vervulling te laten gaan: hij werd drummer bij The Who. Critici prezen hem als een ijzersterke drummer, die niet expliciet Keith Moon nadeed. Starkey is fulltime drummer voor The Who sinds hun "Quadrophenia"-tour van 1996. Zowel Townshend als Daltrey noemden hem de beste drummer van The Who sinds de dood van hun originele drummer (Keith Moon). Hij voorzag de band van drumtracks op één nummer van The Who's album "Endless Wire" (2006) en de twee nieuwe nummers op "The Who: Then and Now". Hij kon echter niet met The Who de single "Wire & Glass" opnemen, omdat hij op tournee was met Oasis. Wel ging hij daarna (in 2006-2007) op tournee met The Who. Volgens Pete Townshends officiële website werd Starkey uitgenodigd om volwaardig lid te worden van The Who. Hij weigerde echter. Op 30 maart 2010 speelde Starkey met The Who gedurende een live-uitvoering van hun rockopera Quadrophenia in de Royal Albert Hall. Later dat jaar, op 7 juli 2010, speelde Zak ter gelegenheid van de zeventigste verjaardag van zijn vader onder meer de nummers "With a little help from my friends" en "Give peace a chance", met zijn vader en talloze andere gastmuzikanten, waaronder Yoko Ono, Nils Lofgren en Jeff Lynne, op Starrs verjaardagsfeest in de Radio City Music Hall in New York. Meer op wikipedia...
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